No rider should register for the Marathon of the Great Wall by treating it as ‘simple’. However, no more should not think that it’s a challenge for the elite. You will need a lot of practice and determination to get there: then, no worries, just make sure to come prepared!
The race is divided into two parts: The first 9 miles of the marathon will make you climb in altitude on the Wall.
thousands of steps to be climbed (5164). The second part of the marathon will take you through picturesque villages and rice fields, on asphalt roads. Capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is the third largest metropolitan area by population (after Shanghai and Guanghzou) with 17,000 inhabitants on only 16 800km².